India’s test side led by Virat Kohli is currently in England preparing for five match test series against England. England will host team India for a five match test series which is starting from 4th of August. Team India already played a match in England 40-50 days ago against New Zealand in final of world Test Championship. Second edition of world Test Championship will kick start from India’s five test series against England.
England cricket board (ECB) announced their squad for just two tests as their major players like of Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes are suffering from injuries. CricActivity understands, Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes will join England’s test squad after two tests. Jofra Archer is currently with Southern Brave, the one of franchise in The Hundred.
News that you have to know :
Team India’s spinners Washington Sundar, Pacer Avesh Khan and opener Shubman Gill ruled out from five test match series in England.
BCCI recalled inform Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw for test series. CricActivity understands, Both will join team India after one test.
England’s allrounder Ben Stokes pulled himself from this series due to personal reasons. He want to cover his mental health before T20 world cup and Ashes 2021-22.
Squad of both teams
Team India : Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (w-k), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (w-k), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav
Team England (for first two tests) : Joe Root (captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood
The five match test series to be played in five different venues. First test to start from 4th of August, Venue will be Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Lord’s, Headingley, Oval and Manchester will host 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th T20I respectively.
Probable XI’s :
England : Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed/Dominic Sibley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root (captain), Jos Buttler (w-k), Daniel Lawrence, Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, James Anderson, Jack Leach.
India : KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (w-k), Ravichandran Ashwin/Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
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